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outside in an isolated area. he was an easy target because he was disabled. he was an easy target because he's considered as a class of being worthless and unfortunately mr. lam is not alone. about 100 homeless people die every year in san francisco and homeless people are at risk for increased health problem due to exposure, high stress, sleep deprivation, unsanitary surroundings and lack of hygiene facilities and without stable housing. i'm appreciative of the work that supervisors farrell and oors doing. i know that the hatred out there is unnecessary. many homeless are dying. my office is working on the office of home coalition and other
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members of the homeless community to increase safety and awareness for people living on the street. while lam's heinous murder is an extreme example of the dangers facing homeless people, forced to sleep outside i believe the death of the hundreds of people was absolutely preventable. we'll continue to struggle alongside homeless people until everyone in san francisco is housed. today the suspects are at large and yet to be found. the investigation is on going. if you know anyone with information to the case, please call my office. the rest i will submit. >> thank you, supervisor mar. president tang? >>supervisor katy tang: thank you, today i have a package of legislation i'm introducing to some of the recent changes made at the state level. a
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couple weeks ago you may remember that introduce an interim goal to deal with some changes and codify our local public health code and some changes adopted at the state level. today i'm introducing a package of legislation and planning codes that would actually are the results of several conversations, many many conversations with the departments and community members about how we should address our massage regulations. it passed 31 and shifted the legislation to known as the california massage council. while it was great and it created some statewide consistency in regulation unfortunately there were loopholes created on the local level
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which has -- impacted cities like san francisco. if an establishment is 100 certified they can bypass any of our local planning codes. because of that we have introduced legislation to close that loophole and that allows us to institute new regulations that have been allowed understate law. the first piece of legislation today will require that all massage establishments regardless of the type of certified therapist to go through this process in the city. i mentioned previously if you had a massage establishment and all massage therapist were certified were able to buy pass that. in addition it will inhibit any establishment closed for violation for law for 1 year
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and the medical definition of medical service use. the second piece of legislation brings up to health code at the state level. it removes exemption and alliance the hours of instruction required for permit. conforms with the state, the attire rerequirements. such as requiring that a health outreach worker accompanying inspection is available. we felt it was important if there are outreach workers that can speak some of the prevalent languages for some of the employees at these establishments that they are there to serve the potential victims and also requiring massage practitioners to hold only one permit through the city and not to have this dual permitting system. we would also deny an establishment a permit to
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anyone with an ownership who is convicted or charged with human trafficking and lastly any prevention of any health code for grounds of a denial for permit. i will hope to continue to work with our committee on this and community members to ensuring that we have safe operations of massage establishments in our neighborhoods. so lastly on a related note, today i'm introducing a resolution with the company sponsor ship with supervisors farrell, with national human trafficking prevention month and january 11th national human trafficking awareness day. so while i'm very proud that san francisco has taken up a leadership role in trying to address human trafficking and many of which we expect to be going on in
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these massage establishments, there is a lot of work to be done. the u.s. department of health estimates that 22,000 people are trafficking into united states each year for modern day slavery. in fact san francisco and the bay area has been identified by the fbi as three of the highest trafficking areas in the entire nation. as, you know, these issues are happening right in our own backyard. although we are highlighting the month of january as public awareness for human trafficking, this is something in an i know that i will certainly along with others will continue to work on for the time to come. with that i will submit the rest. >> that concludes the roll call for general business. >> now we are ready for public comment. at which time the members of the public may address the
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council on subject matters due to policies with mayor on the board without reference to community calendar. please know that public comment is not allowed to items already discussed. please direct your remarks to the board as a whole and not to a specific councilmember or audience. if you would like a document to be displayed on the overhead projector please state it as such and remove the document. >> public speaker: my name is amy fur white. i'm an nimbe. we have to say yes in our back yards to find solutions for all sf neighbors and neighborhoods. i have been wanting to come speak to you about the theatre in district five because the property owner has said no to
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revitalize this offer to produce a performance venue. but more in that some other time. i also want to applaud supervisor mar's efforts to identify revenue resources for affordable housing of the taxation of levee units and contribute to our housing and displacement crisis, but most of all i'm here to support supervisor avalos resolution in affecting democracy in san francisco. i put dr. king up there. i participated in the march on saturday and was struck by two things, first by the shear number of police officers and the money it must have cost to work in the march. i was moved because the march was truly generational and
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cultural and in love. i went to the third baptist church on sunday the 14th and came away with three proposed action items. no. 1, the cigarette boycott, which were related to tobacco products and no. 2, the community world leader and community in policing efforts and work with sf high schools in our danger in community colleges and to develop peace from within our neighborhoods. thank you. >> public speaker: good evening, madam president and members of the board of supervisors. frank martin dell campo. i rise this evening in the capacity as a member of the executive committee of the san francisco labor council. for the purpose of informing the board of action adequate
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and strong action appropriate he so taken by the executive committee of san francisco council on december 1st of this year of the meeting that i attended. during this meeting we accepted a challenging leadership by a very troubled time by taking the difficult the 43 students and their families. i voted in favor as did the overwhelming majority of participants. my reasons were the following: one, this issue affects all of our families. any family in mexico and latin america has family here. so we exist in many different nations. it's appropriately a matter that should be taken up by the board of supervisors. two, the issues facing all of
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our communities of financialization, the militarization and decriminalization of oppressed people is widespread. four, that we all know that these guns that were taken to mexico, many of these guns came from the united states and ended up shooting a dea agent. lastly, i asked this board to take the same similar strong and appropriate action to defend the 43 in this city who also suffered the hands of lawless police. >> thank you. next speaker, please. >> public speaker: thank you madam president. good evening members of the board. my name is martin howard, the president of the san
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francisco police officers association. last week councilmember avalos introduced to this board disparaging remarks and language to the san francisco police department on the number of shootings that have occurred in this city. there was also language in this resolution comparing the incidents in ferguson, missouri and new york to incidents that occurred in our city. supervisor avalos was attempting to paint members of the sf p.d. with a broadbrush as being trigger-happy. nothing could be further from the truth. as a 25-year veteran of this fine department and speaking from this personal experience i can tell you the use of lethal force is the worse experience that any officer in san francisco or anywhere in this country has to go through. it is a nightmare and often
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haunts the officer for the rest of their lives. i can also tell you that there is no more diverse culturally enlightened, better trained and better educated urban law enforcement agency than the sfpd. the sf poa is a sponsor that provides dreams for toys for youth for public housing and this army member of the outreach wilderness program but why it the language in this resolution is divisive and confrontational. we should be understanding harmony along with structured debate --s on the issues in this country. >> thank you, next speaker,
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please? >> public speaker: good evening, my name is sarah osaba. i'm a new resident. i relocated here after being 11 years in vermont doing social and racial justice work. my daughter was born in oakland. we came here because she was invited to train in san francisco ballet across the street. i have been texting her because she's finished and waiting for me. i tried to bribe her to coming here. i'm 49 years old. i have worked over 30 years helping non-profit businesses and city halls do business in a more culturally and relevant manner in a way that doesn't disadvantage or create greater disparities. i cannot believe what i have seen in san francisco and how
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it's changed since i have been gone. we are, my daughter and i are the new faces of homeless in san francisco. i came with money saved up to pay first and last month but after 3 months of subletting and looking. the san francisco city painted a message here that you are not welcomed here. people of low and moderate incomes are not welcoming here and people tell me this place used to be a little bit ghetto but there are no more black people here. people felt okay to say that because they note the color of my skin. when low and moderate income people, a place to live. this is red lining. the whole city has been red lined. and black families and latino families are pushed into
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other areas. i don't want to live in san francisco. >> thank you, next speaker, please. >> public speaker: good evening, president tang and supervisors. supervisors you are the sunshine of my life for i will always be around. you are the apple of my city eye. forever you will stay in my heart. i feel like this is the beginning and i wish you look in the coming years. tell me how much leadership how much so much leadership be inside of you. you are the sunshine of our lives. i saw a
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picture of you those are the happiest days of our lives. now i'm back on the city chain gang. good luck president katie tang. i saw a picture of you. those were the happiest days of our lives. now we are back on the chain gang. we are back on the city's chain gang. good luck president katie tang. now i know that supervisor is a stevie wonder fan, kim. there is a button for you. >> thank you very much, next
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speaker, please. >> public speaker: good evening, my name is juana, i want to thank supervisor avalos for working for leadership for all. the epidemic of police violence is an issue that is sparking racism across our country and city. as a city we have an opportunity and obligation to talk about how this impacts sf residents. while we extend our condolences to mike brown and eric garner, we take the national issue. let's be clear, this is not an antipolice resolution. this is an antipolice brutality resolution. we can't be about ferguson if we are not about san francisco. it's back wards and hypocritical to take a stand on support on a national issue
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on cases that are far from here on cases yet to be resolved. if we deny the opportunity by the race of those killed, then we deny the realities of our communities which continues to increase mistrust. there are many parallels with sf and ferguson. ferguson fought for weeks to indict the officer who killed mike brown. one thing you can do here locally is demand the release of those names at the very least to show support and show you care about accountability. to deny those names is to increase mistrust in law enforcement. we call on police conscience to call to police. these acts of violence are unacceptable. we are here and i also would like to hear, i have
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heard there are concerns including the language on the fact that every 24 hours a person is killed. >> thank you. next speaker, please. >> public speaker: good evening, my name is jaron brown and i'm here with -- i want to thank supervisor avalos and many of you who are supporting equality for all resolution. there are times when san francisco is french when we take a radical stand. oh, my god! san francisco took a stand around minimum wage and nuclear arm. this is no the that moment. we have seen thousands and sent people to ferguson, we have seen the st. louis
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rams. today newscast walked out with their hands up. kobe bryant, darren williams, we have seen k-8 students walk out of their schools to say black lives matter and this has to stop. it's a moment when the whole country is saying this actually isn't about cleveland, it's not about new york, it's not about ferguson. it's a fundamental issue and it has to change. who is outside when you are going to impact a young african american person, a latino person. that's the moment that we are all joining in together and that's the importance of this resolution and the importance is to say of course it's happening in san francisco and when the chief of police in richmond stood with people, he like here was attacked by the police union in richmond and his response was when did it become
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political activist to realize it was a black matter. this should not be about us versus them. it should be about finding ways to build bridges between many of our residents and the police. we hope it will pass unanimously, thank you. >> public speaker: hello, i wanted to thank all the board of supervisors. i have lived in san francisco since 1997. my job was outsourced by a financial firm here in 2008. i have not been able to get another full time job since then with benefit in my field. so i'm being kind of forced out of san francisco. i just can't make it in san francisco and it's not enough help getting a job. i want to raise your awareness about how difficult it is and what a competitive job market is, more competitive in
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manhattan. you are competing with everybody here, the tech people and i'm talking about twitter and all of these tech companies, the last people that they are looking at is people like me. when you are driving into the city on the 101 or over the bay bridge, the first thing you see are billboards of men crawling around in their boxer shorts. the hardware programmer and ruby on rails programmer. the last people they are looking at is people like me who are older women in tech. i wanted to thank you all and congratulate all of you for your success and everything you try doing; you've tried to accomplish. we are also in the middle of a depression. even though we have these tech companies, it's brutal. i want to thank you all for everyone you have done and raise your
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awareness that this is not enough. i needed more help. there should be more incentives for local companies to hire san francisco residents older workers like myself and it not there and we are being forced out. i have a job lined up but it's outside the area. this is the last time you will see me. i have e-mailed you in the past. >> thank you very much. next speaker, please. >> public speaker: good evening, john from san francisco. just a reminder the power of christmas is back. and what a power it is. it has been around for hundreds of years and i don't mean the power of money. it is the birthday
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and celebration of a personal friend to each of us that we can enjoy alone or with others. the only way to do that is to experience him through your imagination. you can imagine him to be a make believe friend or your real friend. whatever works for you. the friend that will always be there through eternity. you can talk to him anytime, anywhere and you don't need the internet to do so. all he asks of you is to let him love you. there are some out there that want to take him from you. don't let them. merry christmas to all of you. thank you. >> thank you, next speaker, please. >> public speaker: michael line. i'm talking as an individual. please vote in favor of the resolution affirming the board of supervisors commitment to equal justice and the rise to
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protest and urging reforms in the national policing and judicial process. this resolution speaks to the demand for equal justice under law and therefore i'm asking you to support it passage. i particularly appreciate the inclusion of the whereas dealing with alex nieto, whereas alex nieto was killed by sf p.d. officers on march 21, 2014, where he was shot nearly ten times and none of the names of the officers involved in his killing have been released seriously undermined the trust between members and the community and the police. i would like to suggest an amendment adding a resolve that san francisco convene an independent public inquiry into the nieto killing with full investigative powers. calling for an independent
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investigation into police killings of unarmed people is a key demand of many of the recognized legal and civil rights groups including the american with civil liberties union and those incorporated into this resolution. an independent investigation into the nieto killing would be a concrete action of san francisco to take to implement the spirit of this resolution. >> public speaker: i wanted to speak actually in support of two items, item 52 and 53 and they are related. as far as item 52, i'm sure all the people behind me will have the things to say maybe better than i. i believe we need to stand with our youth today. if we pass this resolution, we will pass this resolution we will
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become part of a historical time because at this time there is going to be no turning back and we into -- need to join with the people standing up for these rights and standing up against police brutality and yes ferguson was the spark but we have had too many deaths here in san francisco, alex nieto and so when the police officers association takes offense with this resolution, i find that offensive myself. so please pass this and i work with a lot of youth and i know it's very very important to them that we and i with many different elders stand with them. we can stand up besides them for their futures. and i would also like to item 53 which has to do
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with making now i put on the hat of the conveneers of san francisco as we submitted this resolution. i am in favor of passing this resolution of making december 10th as a declaration of international human rights and we certainly need those in our country today and more so. thank you. >> public speaker: good evening, my name is rina. we appreciate your stance with solidarity. you cannot forget your area growing up in a black community ingleside i have witnessed sfpd abuse their power i watched the police slam my mother on the floor as the officers digged his knee in her back and i have watched them
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harass my sister. the sfpd and police across the nation must be held accountable for their action. every minute a child is murdered boo i the police. for the last few months i have been actively protesting. i have been to ferguson and felt and saw the grief of this community. it is the same pain we feel here. you know this is wrong. how many of you have children. how would you feel if your child was missing from your kitchen table and the person who murdered them is protected by his badge. the good people of this city need to know the truth. we need to know that our elected officials have our backs. right now is the time to show you have a heart. this is a dramatic issue and it needs to be addressed. so many have been put under the carpet. right now is the time for you to stand up. i urge you to pass

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